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Whomever the gods wish to destroy
by Aven Piramide - April 11, 2021 - 12:00am
The prolonged quarantine imposed on senior citizens like me, has, no thanks to COVID-19, brought almost unbearable multi-faceted stress.
Absence of syllogism
by Aven Piramide - April 8, 2021 - 12:00am
In our daily conversations, we always hear the term logic as either correctly used or totally absent.
Beacon for world help
by Aven Piramide - April 4, 2021 - 12:00am
Among the very first questions that a student of Public International law faces in Law school is whether or not international law is a true law. In my third year College of Law, 1974-1975, under Judge Conrado Seno,...
How about a new east-west link?
by Aven Piramide - April 1, 2021 - 12:00am
In faithful observance of the Holy Week, I have decided not to express here my total dismay on the failure of President Rodrigo Duterte to do anything and everything legal to protest the military invasion (and physical...
A senior citizen’s gripe
by Aven Piramide - March 28, 2021 - 12:00am
The memory of many a senior citizen, like me, gets beclouded by the welter of passing years.
Is President Duterte a failure?
by Aven Piramide - March 21, 2021 - 12:00am
In the last few days, the words that became the topic of most discussions whether at home or in limited social gatherings were “Duterte palpak”.
Robert Fulghum and Carlos Solana
by Aven Piramide - March 18, 2021 - 12:00am
From one of the yearly foreign trips my lady, Carmen, took, decades ago, she gifted me with a thin paperback.
Ang Probinsiyana, Gov Gwen
by Aven Piramide - March 14, 2021 - 12:00am
It is an acceptable proposition that the thing Filipinos most dabble in next to basketball is politics.
It’s a matter of leadership
by Aven Piramide - March 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Sometime in the middle of last year, our city became the epicenter of the spread of the coronavirus in the country. In just few months since it landed our shores, the disease raged uncontrollably.
Again, the need for a landfill
by Aven Piramide - March 7, 2021 - 12:00am
One day, while I was going to my small garden plot located near the boundary of the mountain barangays of Mabini and Paril, traffic was slowed down.
Forced to draw
by Aven Piramide - March 4, 2021 - 12:00am
In a western movie that I saw decades ago, I heard “forced to draw” uttered by a reluctant gunslinger.
Ping
by Aven Piramide - February 28, 2021 - 12:00am
On March 8, 2014, almost exactly seven years ago today, Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappeared while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to its planned destination, Beijing Capital International Airport....
Circumstantially, Sinovac is our vaccine
by Aven Piramide - February 25, 2021 - 12:00am
In 1980, my second year of private law practice, I bought a 4-volume set of Jones on Evidence.
Filosopo Tasyo is more real than fictional
by Aven Piramide - February 21, 2021 - 12:00am
There are fictional characters known throughout the world for their extraordinary strength, uncommon valor and humility.
Tango
by Aven Piramide - February 18, 2021 - 12:00am
I was really more a fan of Audie Murphy than of Dolphy.
No news is good news
by Aven Piramide - February 14, 2021 - 12:00am
I did not understand what my college English teacher in news writing, the late Dionisio Soronio, meant when he said that “No news is good news”.
TV news appearances of two mayors
by Aven Piramide - February 7, 2021 - 12:00am
Two weeks ago, I went to the Lapu-Lapu City Hall, for some real estate transactions at its office of the city assessor.
Is Sec. Roque doubling as Chinese spokesman?
by Aven Piramide - February 4, 2021 - 12:00am
The health protocols spawned by COVID-19, and which are apparently designed for the well-being of our elderly, including me, are, in fact, oppressive to some of us.
What about a Mahiga boardwalk?
by Aven Piramide - January 31, 2021 - 12:00am
The first time I heard of the word “boardwalk” was in the early 1980s.
As seen from the eye of an ignorant
by Aven Piramide - January 28, 2021 - 12:00am
When my parents-in-law (Tatay Tancio Ladia and Nanay Pinang’s souls are with our Lord) were still operating the Oriental Book Store, there was a poster that was briskly selling.
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